• Non-opposition to a notified concentration (Case M.10858 - Raffles / APG / Cmgo / TSH)
  • Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.10561 - Cintra / Abertis / Itinere / BIP & Drive)
  • Commission clears creation of joint venture by SNAM and ENI (M.10619) - Midday Express
  • Commission clears acquisition of LynqTech by Hanwha Q CELLS and enercity (M.10863) - Midday Express
  • Commission seeks feedback on the short extension of the R&D and specialisation block exemption regulations - From 14.10.2022 to 14.11.2022 - Midday Express
  • Competition: Second EU-US Joint Technology Competition Policy Dialogue consolidates international cooperation on competition policy and enforcement in technology sector - IP/22/616
  • Cyprus - Notification of a concentration concerning the acquisition of the share capital of Martin Bencher (Scandinavia) A/S by A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, via Maersk Logistics & Services International A/S
  • France - The Autorité de la concurrence contributes to the work of the G7: publication of a Compendium
  • UK - The CMA’s decision (Anticipated acquisition by Sika AG of MBCC Group) to refer under section 33 of the Enterprise Act 2002 - published on 14 October 2022
  • UK - The CMA has referred the anticipated acquisition by Viasat, Inc. of Connect Topco Limited for an in-depth investigation
  • UK - CMA issues proposals to address overcharging for emergency service radio network
  • Google faces EU antitrust charges over its adtech business - Reuters


  • Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU - Cases where the Commission raises no objections 


  • Agenda for: Working Party on Competitiveness & Growth (Industry) 17 & 19 October 2022
  • European Innovation Council: New wave of deep tech start-ups set to receive Accelerator grants and equity investments
  • Public Consultation - Draft amendment of Annex XVII to the REACH Regulation as regards CMR substances - Regulation - Feedback period: 13 October 2022 - 10 November 2022
  • Answer given by Mr Breton to a MEP written question - Copyright Directive 


  • Public Consultation - Business in Europe: Framework for Income Taxation (BEFIT) - Proposal for a directive - Feedback period - 13 October 2022 - 05 January 2023



  • Answer given by Mr Gentiloni to a MEP written question - Reducing taxes and excise duties on fuels, gas and electricity in the EU
  • Answer given by Ms Simson to a MEP written question - Soaring energy prices: impact on companies and individuals
  • Answer given by Mr Wojciechowski to a MEP written question - Agriphotovoltaic systems
  • ACER publishes the 2021 monitoring report on security of electricity supply
  • Spain confirms intention to withdraw from Energy Charter Treaty - Euractiv
  • EU leaders may back new gas price benchmark - Reuters


  • Agenda for: Working Party on International Environment Issues (CITES) - 26 October 2022
  • Agenda for: 40th Meeting of the DNA on Regulation (EU) N° 649/2012 of the EP and of the Council concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals - 20 October 2020
  • EIB President Hoyer and VP Fayolle join Egypt’s Minister for International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat to discuss climate finance
  • Civil society groups urge the EU to keep their promises to ban ‘forever chemicals’ PFAS


  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) /... renewing the approval of creosote as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 8 in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Joint EU-US press release on strengthened cooperation in the area of health - IP/22/6163
  • EFSA - External Scientific Report - SSD2 and FoodEx2 compliant real‐time registration and classification of food sampling data ‐ Improving Data Quality for Risk Assessment (IDRisk)
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Safety evaluation of the food enzyme β‐galactosidase from the genetically modified Kluyveromyces lactis strain KLA
  • EFSA - External Scientific Report - Roadmap for action on Risk Assessment of Combined Exposure to Multiple Chemicals (RACEMiC)
  • EFSA - Scientific Opinion - Safety of β‐hydroxybutyrate salts as a novel food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283
  • Germany: EIB provides finance of €15 million for Spindiag’s novel PCR diagnostics system


  • Agenda for: Meeting Horizontal Working Party on cyber issues - 14 October 2022
  • First report on the application of the Data Protection Regulation for European Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies (Regulation 2018/1725)


  • Agenda for: First meeting of the Expert Group on Urban Mobility - 25 October 2022


  • Border management: Council decides to sign agreement with North Macedonia on Frontex operational cooperation
  • Proposal for a Council Recommendation amending Recommendation (EU) 2022/107 on a coordinated approach to facilitate safe free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Proposal for a Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to travel to the Union during the COVID-19 pandemic and replacing Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912
  • European digital COVID-19 certificate: Commission adopts equivalence decision for Brazil (Decision (EU) 2022/1948) and New Zealand - Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau (Decision (EU) 2022/1949)
  • Europol supports Spanish authorities in taking down Europe’s biggest narco bank - The criminals are believed to have laundered over EUR 300 million of drug money every year
  • Prosecutors General from EU and South Partner countries strengthen their cooperation - Eurojust
  • Twenty years of intensive judicial cooperation with Italy evaluated at high-level seminar in Bari - Eurojust
  • EU Prosecutors General discuss judicial response to war in Ukraine during 16th meeting of Consultative Forum - Eurojust
  • Romania becomes seventh member of joint investigation team on alleged core international crimes committed in Ukraine - Eurojust


  • EVP Dombrovskis and Commissioners Gentiloni and McGuinness taking part in informal meeting of Eurogroup ministers with US Treasury Secretary Yelle - Midday Express 
  • Statement by Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, at the forty-sixth meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee
  • Interview with Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, conducted by Dalius Simenas on 10 October 2022


  • Thérèse Blanchet appointed new Secretary-General of the Council


  • Nicaragua: EU sanctions regime prolonged for a further year - See Council Regulation (EU) 2022/1934; Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1935 & Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/1943
  • Chemical weapons: EU sanctions renewed for a further year - See Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1936 &  Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/1944


  • Declaration by the HR/VP on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain third countries concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine
  • Declaration by the HR/VP on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/1908 of 6 October 2022 amending Decision (CFSP) 2022/266 concerning restrictive measures in response to the recognition of the non-government controlled areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine and the ordering of Russian armed forces into those areas
  • Declaration by the HR/VP on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine
  • EIB - At the second ministerial roundtable on support for Ukraine, participants reaffirmed their solidarity with the country and condemned the Russian war of aggression
  • Meeting between Bjoern Seibert and Andriy Yermak, head of the office of President Zelenskyy
  • EU arms fund faces reimbursement issues amid increased Ukrainian needs - Euractiv